Chess News

Webster University, won the Final Four College of Chess, held over the March 28-29 weekend in New York with a line-up that included powerhouse GMs Quang Liem Le (2755), Ray Robson (2750) and Illia I Nyzhnyk (2748).
Posted: March 30, 2015, 11:28 am
NorCal House of Chess made history in the US Amateur team playoffs by winning their third consecutive victory. In the final they defeated the Virginia Assasins from the East.
Posted: March 29, 2015, 10:20 am
The Final Four of College Chess goes down from March 28-29 at the New York Athletic Club. Competing teams are Webster University, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, Texas Tech and University of Texas at Dallas.
Posted: March 27, 2015, 7:12 pm
The US Amateur Team Championships playoffs take place this weekend on March 28 on the ICC. Finalists include Thad's No Fun (South), Virginia Assassins (East), NorCal House of Chess (West) and Pinoy of Chicago (North). Follow along and find details on the teams and pairings.
Posted: March 26, 2015, 5:26 pm
The USCF received many competitive proposals for our website revision project. We selected Tray Creative, based in Seattle for phase 1, which includes developing a 501 (c) (3) site.
Posted: March 26, 2015, 4:55 pm
GM Wesley So recently switched federations to the USA, and is in the top ten players in the World. Kostya Kavutskiy of Metropolitan Chess interviews So: Work harder. Focus harder. Believe harder.
Posted: March 25, 2015, 10:14 am
IM Greg Shahade handicaps the US Chess Championship, from March 31 to April 13, which will feature a super exciting field including GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So.
Posted: March 24, 2015, 12:59 pm
Josh Rofrano writes about the 2015 Marchand Open, where he got a chance to play the reigning US Chess Champion Gata Kamsky.
Posted: March 23, 2015, 1:58 pm
GM and reigning US Women's Champion GM Irina Krush was eliminated in round 2 of the Women's World Championship by GM GM Dronavalli Harika.
Posted: March 23, 2015, 12:21 pm
Last week, we announced that USCF and chess.com are provided USCF rated play on chess.com. International Master Danny Rensch analyzes some games as he plays in the first USCF rated event, providing commentary and analysis.
Posted: March 23, 2015, 12:02 pm

This weekend’s event in New York pits the top four chess teams from December’s Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship.
Posted: March 29, 2015, 4:00 am
Readers sound off on the latest headlines in Sports.
Posted: March 15, 2015, 4:00 am
Jerald Times, who was one of the best black players in the world when he was in his 30s, is now trying to teach the style of chess he grew up with in Harlem to private school students.
Posted: March 15, 2015, 4:00 am
If an official program and a clandestine effort to recruit top players from other countries is successful, the United States chess team could be a favorite at the next Chess Olympiad.
Posted: March 11, 2015, 4:00 am
Metropolitan Diary: Watching a chess game in Washington Square Park, a family spoke quietly in Russian, trying to guess the next move.
Posted: February 19, 2015, 1:51 pm
After setting a United States record by becoming a grandmaster at 13, Sam Sevian is getting some help from the chess champion Garry Kasparov.
Posted: January 9, 2015, 5:00 am
Fabiano Caruana doesn’t play for the United States, but he is among a handful of players who could put high-level chess back in the spotlight.
Posted: December 14, 2014, 5:00 am
Five months after forcing Sonny Gibbs from his spot on the edge of a Harlem playground because he did not have a vending permit, New York City has welcomed him back.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 5:00 am
The commotion this week over whether The Times’s chess column was being discontinued or might survive was a reminder of how many people follow our chess and bridge coverage.
Posted: October 16, 2014, 8:09 pm
Organizational problems have plagued the current Grand Prix series, but Fabiano Caruana is holding the lead as expected.
Posted: October 12, 2014, 4:00 am

The VMCG Chess Festival is scheduled to take place from 15-23rd August, 2015, in Lueneburg, a town in the German state of Lower Saxony. The venue of play is the 4-Star Seminaris Hotel****, Soltauer Straße 3, 21335 Lüneburg, while the main tournament sponsor is VMCG (Vanhoff Management Consulting AG). The event will be split into three tournaments: [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: March 31, 2015, 6:45 am
The SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) hosted the second games of the FIDE Women’s World Championship Semifinals. The Russian Natalia Pogonina defeated Pia Cramling (Sweden) as White and equalized the match. The game between Harika Dronavalli (India) and Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) ended in a draw. Both matches are tied, and their outcome will be determined [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: March 30, 2015, 5:50 pm
On Saturday 28th March, in Zagreb, Croatia the memorandum between the European Universities Sports Association (EUSA) and the European Chess Union (ECU) was signed. The memorandum represents the inclusion of chess in the official sports program of the EUSA annual events. Chess is the 19th sport included in EUSA competitions. The agreement was signed during [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: March 30, 2015, 5:43 pm
The 141st MGU Open 2015 was held on 28-29th March, 2015, at Chess Club MGU, in Sofia, capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The event was organized by FA Dimitar Iliev under the auspices of the University of mining and geology “St Ivan Rilski” Sofia,  Chess Club “An Pasan” and “Zora” Trading Company in a 6-round Swiss FIDE format, open to all players rated [...]
Author: videnova
Posted: March 30, 2015, 9:56 am
Video analysis by GM Davorin Kuljasevic
Author: chessdom
Posted: March 30, 2015, 8:13 am
The final events of the Moscow Chess Championships for men and women were held from 14-22nd March at the Russian State Social University. In the men section GM Urii Eliseev and IM David Paravyan shared the first place with 6,5/9 points each. Eliseev is declared winner on better tie-break. The bronze medal was also decided [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: March 29, 2015, 9:17 pm
The 9th Annual Philadelphia Open will be held over the Easter weekend from April 1-5, 2014, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The event has 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1400 and Under 1100. The Open section has a 5-day schedule (April 1-5), 9-round [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: March 29, 2015, 8:17 pm
The Semifinal matches of the FIDE Women’s World Chess Championship started in SCC Galactica (Sochi, Krasnaya Polyana) on March 29. Four players continue competing for the chess crown: Mariya Muzychuk (Ukraine) faces Harika Dronavalli (India), and Pia Cramling (Sweden) meets Natalia Pogonina (Russia). These matches consist of two games with the following time control: 90 [...]
Author: Goran
Posted: March 29, 2015, 6:57 pm
Live games with computer analysis
Author: videnova
Posted: March 29, 2015, 2:35 pm
Live games with computer analysis
Author: chessdom
Posted: March 29, 2015, 11:07 am

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